John Shufeldt

John Shufeldt is an emergency physician by avocation and entrepreneur at heart. He is an author, serial student, pilot, and multidisciplinary entrepreneur, who has founded and operated several multi-million-dollar businesses.

Throughout all of his endeavors, John has maintained a relentless drive to help people rescript their future and reach their full potential.

John earned his Bachelor of Arts from Drake University and his MD from the University of Health Sciences and the Chicago Medical School. He then completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill, where he spent his final year as Chief Resident. John leads a large emergency medicine staffing and management company, Tribal EM, and continues to practice emergency medicine and health law.

As a successful business leader, he became an in-demand consultant and has helped clients from hospital groups to national urgent care chains and budding entrepreneurial hopefuls.

John provides guidance at every stage of business, from starting your venture and managing your practice to exiting and selling. He has written books and created web content to empower and equip medical professionals to realize success in entrepreneurship.

Like most entrepreneurs, John spent most of his life working long hours and not prioritizing his health. However, he recently realized that optimizing your overall health helps you become more efficient in everyday life.

John has published 11 books, and is currently writing “The Real Man Plan.” His books cover a wide variety of topics including personal growth, entrepreneurism, efficiency, health, leadership, and career-specific advice.

Entrepreneur Rx: The Physician’s Guide To Starting A Business

Publication Date: June 1 2021


Being a physician is challenging. So is starting your own business. In Entrepreneur Rx, physician and serial entrepreneur, Dr. John Shufeldt, shares time-tested insights and knowledge for building a thriving startup while maintaining your practice. From identifying winning business ideas to raising necessary capital, Dr. Shufeldt offers a comprehensive insider’s view into strategies that have helped him develop and nurture a number of successful businesses (including two valued at more than $100 million).

Just as important, Dr. Shufeldt doesn’t pull any punches. He doesn’t soft pedal the obstacles that can bring down even the best business ideas. He’s candid about the mistakes and missteps he’s made himself. But, in sharing both his successes and failures, he equips any budding physician/entrepreneur with a balanced, thorough understanding of what it takes to build a winner. Read and use the concepts discussed in this book to start your own entrepreneurial journey with the confidence and the necessary tools to create the business of your dreams!

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Articles By John Shufeldt

So Here’s What I Have Learned in My 30+ Years of Healthcare
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Failure is a Gift
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The Importance of a Mentor
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Physician Burnout: Why It Is Really Moral Injury
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The Right Culture Means the Right Hire
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How to Write Your One Page Business Plan
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A Business Partner – Is it Really Worth it?
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